I love shoes! These shoes by Kobi Levi combines fashion, art and sculpture. How Cool is that….I don’t know if I could wear these. But I would love to try especially, the bubble gum shoe!
This coffee pouring out of this mug is unique and fun.
These toucan shoes are great they are graphic and instantly recognizable as a tocan.
I saw these gum shoes and smiled. There is a sense of humor and wit about these shoes. It is creative and beautifully designed.
Here is a collection of my semesters work compiled into and interactive PDF.
In one fashion blog I can across an interesting article which discusses the chemicals in hair coloring. In this writing it mentioned “An ingredient in many hair dyes, para-phenylenediamine (PPD) is a common allergen banned in many European countries” which got me thinking about the fact that it is not banner here.
I decided to give another type of hair coloring a try. I used an organic hair coloring dye to cover my greys I loved it. I can’t go back to the harsh chemicals that are in most hair dyes. There was no itching and burning a sensation that most people get when coloring their hair.
What do you think about hair coloring? Please click on the link below if you would like to read the blog entry I read.
This exhibit is great use of voice. The graffiti artwork is unique and gritty and shows a sense of urban vibrancy.The use of color and shapes are so powerful you can’t help to see beauty in these pieces.
Bianca Chang make these wonderful 3-D letter out of paper.
There is so much texture that builds the text and it is made of paper. The delicate nature is juxtaposed by the firm solid sans serif font. The use of shallow and deep depth is interesting.
This hand-drawn type is very fitting for this cover. The beauty of New York is shown through the icons and the hand-drawn type is fun. The combination of the type and icons makes us feel the gritty feeling that New York has.
Corita Kent was also known as Sister Mary Corita. She was a nun that ran the art department at Immaculate Heart College then left the order and went to Boston. She was influential in the art world during the 60′ & 70′s.
Corita’s typography is so intriguing. The words are backwards, twisted and misshaped this it gives it a very funky feeling. In this piece she talks about enjoying life.These tumbling typographical elements are really enjoying and engaging the space.
She uses commercial logos such as the G for general mills and then takes it to another level. Her silk screening these beautiful colors really adds to the pop art nature of the piece. The G is transparent so the G now has texture which makes it that much more interesting. The composition really does engage the space. The piece is called “The big G stand for goodness”. By tucking the g in big behind the red bar she is creating depth.
Another surprise in my research about Corita Kent was finding artwork that I had loved and didn’t know that she had been the artist. I had loved the bold choice of color and how she used it so expressively.
I read Corita Kent’s list of her 10 rules for the art department. In particular Rules 4 (CONSIDER EVERYTHING AN EXPERIMENT) and Rules 6 (NOTHING IS A MISTAKE. THERE’S NO WIN AND NO FAIL. THERE’S ONLY MAKE.) are very true.
In one of my classes we were partnered with another student and had only two hours forty minutes to create works of art. In the last class it was a challenge to try something different and I thought at the end we would not finish. All our errors were turned into a positive and after standing back I realized it worked. Corita statement” THERE’S ONLY MAKE” was so fitting.
If you want to see Sister Corita Kent’s complete 10 rules click here: https://www.corita.org/component/content/article/21-information-in-education/19-corita-kent-art-rules.html
I love drawing with sharpies. The first painting was a piece that I used a sharpie/markers and a stippling technique ( using solid dots to make texture). Every brown dot in this design is done by making dots with my marker. The solid colors are painted using acrylic paint and outlined with sharpies.
The shoes are painted the sample way. Using flat colors of acrylic paints. Then I outlined the shoes with a black outlines. I used a metallic silver marker to create texture as a wallpaper pattern.
There were so many types of layering I could not decide.
This first example is paper art done by Cheong-ah Hwang. The type of layering with the paper gives such a 3d effect’s it’s unreal that it’s just paper.
Another type of layering is typographic.
By layering the text it engages me to want to figure out what it says. It also gives a exciting element that would otherwise look boring. The red text reads “BAD TYPOGRAPHY IS EVERYWHERE”. The white text reads” GOOD TYPOGRAPHY IS INVISIBLE”.